His novels, whose settings range from the Sahara to Mauritius, are expected to see a massive sales boost in Britain, where he is currently out of print and barely known. Last night he batted off talk of French cultural stagnation.
Nobel award restores French literary pride
There's no risk of decline. He says his work is defined by his mixed roots. He was born in Nice but most identifies with the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, where his Breton ancestors fled in the 18th century and lived for generations before returning to France. He has joint Mauritian citizenship and calls the island his "little fatherland", describing himself an "exile" who grew up steeped in its mixed culture and traditions.
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It won critical acclaim and a major literary prize, and his looks saw him dubbed French literature's Steve McQueen. Yesterday French media still referred to him as a blue-eyed "elegant cowboy".
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His big breakthrough came in with Desert, an award-winning novel of French colonialism seen through the eyes of a Tuareg woman in the Sahara. Since he has focused on stories of childhood and post-colonialism, drawing on his own family stories.
They called him an "explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilisation". His acceptance speech at the ceremony in December is likely to have a political slant.
Leclezien Hybridity: relations across genres, histories and cultures in selected works. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
More particularly, I define hybridity as the intersection of literary and artistic generic diversity, fictional and historic discourses and heterogeneous world cultures. I propose to consider the generic diversity that characterizes the author's work as a means to mirror the cultural and historical heterogeneity of our world today.
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